Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released the first in a series of inventories and scorecards analyzing Ohio’s policy response to the addiction crisis and outlining areas where the state could be more effective.
- An inventory of policy changes (legislation, rules, regulations, and new or expanded state agency initiatives, programs, systems changes, or guidelines)
- A scorecard that indicates the extent to which Ohio is implementing strategies that are proven effective by research evidence
- Opportunities for improvement in both the public and private sectors.
The report focuses on the first three elements of a comprehensive policy response to addiction: prevention, treatment, and recovery. HPIO plans to develop similar inventories and scorecards for other key elements, such as overdose reversal and criminal justice, in 2018 and 2019.
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President Ann Spicer serves on the Addiction Evidence Project Advisory Group.